Efficacy of compatible acupoints and single acupoint versus sham acupuncture for functional dyspepsia: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Acupoint selection is a key factor in the treatment of diseases and has not been well studied. The aim of this trial is to explore the differences in efficacy between compatible acupoints and a single acupoint...
Source: Trials - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: Four weeks of acupuncture may represent a potential treatment for postprandial distress syndrome. The treatment protocol and outcome measures used in this trial were feasible. Since this was a pilot study, the efficacy of acupuncture still needs to be determined by a larger, adequately powered trial. PMID: 32028783 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
Source: Digestive Diseases and Sciences - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Authors: Wang YP, Herndon CC, Lu CL Abstract Functional dyspepsia (FD) is a common functional gastrointestinal disease which bears asignificant burden on society and individuals. Despite the high prevalence of FD, itspathophysiology remains poorly understood and the treatment options are limited andunsatisfactory. In the absence of effective pharmacological treatments for FD,non-pharmacological approaches, including: reassurance, lifestyle modification,psychotherapy, dietary interventions, medical food, acupuncture, and electrical stimulationand modulation are sought after by many physicians and FD patients. In thi...
Source: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Neurogastroenterol Motil Source Type: research
ConclusionThe main meridian chosen in acupuncture-moxibustion for dyspepsia was the Stomach Meridian, and the points were mainly selected from the Stomach Meridian; treatment method was moxibustion alone, which may provide reference for clinical treatment of this disease.
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionMoxibustion showed greater improvement in terms of clinical efficacy in the treatment of FD than pharmacological medications, and although it was not possible to draw a definitive conclusion due to the small sample size, high risk of bias, and low quality of the reports. Large multi-center and long-term high-quality randomized control trials are needed.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
This study will assess acupuncture treatment for the alleviation of AD symptoms in patients with mild-to-moderate AD. This clinical trial gas been registered in Korean Clinical Trial Registry (registration number: KCT0002796; date of registration: April 13, 2018). PMID: 31186656 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
DiscussionThe finding of this trial will provide high-quality evidence on the efficacy of acupuncture for treatment of PDS. Results of this research will be published in peer-reviewed journals.Trial registrationISRCTN Registry,ISRCTN12511434. Registered on 31 March 2017.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Authors: Kim BJ, Kuo B Abstract Gastroparesis and functional dyspepsia are 2 of the most common gastric neuromuscular disorders. These disorders are usually confused, having both similarities and differences. The pathophysiology of these disorders involves abnormal gastric motility, visceral hypersensitivity, mucosal inflammation, and various cellular changes. Both disorders have similar symptoms such as epigastric pain or discomfort, early satiety, and bloating. If patients suspected of having either gastroparesis or functional dyspepsia present with upper gastrointestinal symptoms, they should undergo upper endos...
Source: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Neurogastroenterol Motil Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: For the following research, the authors suggest SCORAD (Total) as primary outcome and SCORAD (objective), VAS (Itch), VAS (insomnia), EASI, POEM, and DLQI as secondary outcomes. Thirty six participants should be conducted a 4-week acupuncture period (twice weekly) and a 4-week follow-up. It is necessary to compare the differences of general symptoms according to presence of epigastric tenderness or dyspepsia at the screening level. PMID: 30477869 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe purpose of this article is to review the recent literature and discuss the new approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of functional dyspepsia (FD).Recent FindingsAccording to the recent American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) guideline for dyspepsia,Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication is recommended as a first treatment option, and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), tricyclic antidepressants, and prokinetics are listed as second-line therapy. On the other hand, in the Japanese guideline for FD, PPIs and prokinetics are recommended as ...
Source: Current Gastroenterology Reports - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
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